She wore no brassiere underneath, and he regarded her breasts somberly.
With the brassiere in place, she stood looking at her slim image.
Sew a piece of tape ending with a loop on the point of the front to fasten the brassiere to the corset.
The pattern for the brassiere shown here is in three parts, the front, side-front and back.
The tapes are crossed at the back and brought round to the front to regulate the fit of the brassiere.
18c., "woman's underbodice," from French brassière "child's chemise; shoulder strap" (17c.), from Old French braciere "arm guard" (14c.), from bras "an arm," from Latin bracchium (see brace (n.)). Modern use is a euphemistic borrowing employed in the garment trade by 1902.